Fodor's Expert Review Casa Caribe

Av. Javier Rojo Gomez #768 Mz 12 Lt 8, SM 2, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo 77580, Mexico See on Map Fodor's Choice

Casa Caribe is a gorgeous bed and breakfast located five minutes away from Puerto Morelos town square and just across the road from the beach. With the feeling of an old-style hacienda, this charming property provides a quiet retreat with style at affordable prices.

room

Each room is named after a tropical fruit and has a distinctive personality. Décor is typically Mexican with clay-tiled floors and touches of bright colors here and there. All rooms feature air conditioning, ceiling floor, Wi-Fi access and balcony or terrace with partial ocean views, chairs and hammock.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The ground floor rooms don’t get to see the Caribbean, guests of these rooms get garden views instead.

bathroom

Just like the rooms, each bathroom has its own style and personality, but with strong Mexican accents such as hand-painted sinks or countertops covered on river rocks.

lobby

The entrance of Casa Caribe is a natural-color wooden fence from a different era. Walk across the garden and get into the porche-like terrace that surrounds the house and that terrace is your lobby. For the front-desk just walk into The Kitchen Shop, one of the first rooms you will find inside the house.

dining

Casa Caribe only serves breakfast in the tables set out in the terrace. A mix of healthy options and Mexican dishes is available.

One of the most interesting parts of staying at Casa Caribe is that it hosts The Little Mexican Cooking School, the most famous culinary academy in the Riviera Maya. So, maybe you’d like to try a lesson or two, and learn how to prepare authentic Mexican guacamole, or chilaquiles.

drinking

There are no drinking options at Casa Caribe. You can always bring your own drinks and enjoy them by the terrace, or simply visit one of the several bars located within walking distance.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The best way to get to Casa Caribe from Cancun International Airport is to get a taxi for a 25-minute drive. Once there, everything is within walking distance in Puerto Morelos. If you plan to go on day trips to places like Playa del Carmen or Tulum, you may want to rent a car.

Restaurants

DK (13-minute walk) is a ship container restaurant that prepares gourmet dishes and serves them on palet-wood tables. Quite an experience. For great Argentinian cuisine, try Al Chimichurri (10-minute walk).

Bars

My Paradise Beach Club (2-minute walk) is exactly that and serves exotic cocktails by the beach. Don Mexkal (6-minute walk) is a favorite of locals and offers a wide array of artisanal mezcales.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Because this is how a Mexican hacienda should look like. Location is excellent, near the beach and from downtown. They teach you to cook like a true Mexican!

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 998-251–8060;512-410–8146-in U.S.

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